Family Archive: Apidae

Buff-tailed Bumblebee

Buff-tailed Bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) (10 April 2010)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.radleyvillage.org.uk/nature-post/buff-tailed-bumblebee/

Tree Bumblebee

Tree bumble-bee (Bombus hypnorum)(04 June 2011) This large bumble bee is a relative newcomer to Britain having made its first recorded appearance in 2001. It has now been spread across most of England and Wales, though you won’t find it in many reference books on British bees. Fortunately, it is very easy to identify …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.radleyvillage.org.uk/nature-post/tree-bumblebee/

Ashy Mining Bee

Andrena cineraria – a mining bee(Thrupp Lake, 07 April 2011)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.radleyvillage.org.uk/nature-post/ashy-mining-bee/

Nomada fabriciana – female

Nomada fabriciana (female)(25 March 2011)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.radleyvillage.org.uk/nature-post/nomada-fabriciana-female/

Yellow Legged Mining Bee

Andrena flavipes – a mining bee(23 March 2011)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.radleyvillage.org.uk/nature-post/mining-bee/

Wool Carder Bee

Wool Carder Bee(Anthidium manicatum) male.(31 July 2009) Note the fearsome prongs on the tip of the abdomen. These are used to attack other insects and male carder bees invading its territory.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.radleyvillage.org.uk/nature-post/wool-carder-bee/

Tawny Mining Bee

Andrena fulva(15 April 2009)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.radleyvillage.org.uk/nature-post/tawny-mining-bee-female/

Honeybee

Honeybee (Apis mellifera) on dandelion(08 April 2009)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.radleyvillage.org.uk/nature-post/honeybee/

Garden Bumblebee

Bombus hortorum(21 March 2009)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.radleyvillage.org.uk/nature-post/garden-bumblebee/

Hill Cuckoo Bee

Bombus rupestris (01 August 2005)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.radleyvillage.org.uk/nature-post/hill-cuckoo-bee/

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